Week In Review: Regular Season Is Here
The Bengals open their 2019 regular season with a 2000-mile trip across the country to Seattle, where they will face the Seahawks on Sunday at CenturyLink Field. The game will be the much anticipated, regular-season debut of Zac Taylor, who was named the 10th head coach in Bengals history on Feb. 4. Watch the game at 4:05 p.m. on CBS.
Taylor Puts It On The Line
Zac Taylor has based his program to re-energize the franchise by melding the New Age concepts of sports science and analytics with old school communication and competition. On the first day of this season it's fitting that the offensive line is under such scrutiny because the line has become symbolic of the changes Taylor has brought.
It's picture day at Paul Brown Stadium as the team gets together for the 2019 team photo. Take a look behind-the-scenes.
Matchup Of The Game: Re-Stocked Bengals D-Line Hopes To Be X Factor
Last week's Jadeveon Clowney trade to Seattle certified the Bengals' embattled and battered offensive line would take center stage in The House That Roars on Sunday in Seattle. But if the Bengals are going to beat the Seahawks in head coach Zac Taylor's debut it'll be Cincinnati's defensive line that will steal the spotlight.
Bengals Extend Gio Through 2021
Giovani Bernard, who has quietly scaled the franchise's all-time charts with steel-belted dependability, just as quietly signed a third contract agreement with the Bengals Tuesday that keeps him in Cincinnati through the 2021 season. That would be the 5-9, 205-pound Bernard's ninth season as a Bengal, believed to be more than any running back in club history.
Mixon Loads Up While Ross Kicks Into Gear
Not only is Sunday in Seattle the day Taylor unveils the offense brought here to ignite the franchise, but it's also The Dey the crown jewels of one of its drafts are on display in a new showcase. This is the moment where the ample skills of running back Joe Mixon and wide receiver John Ross seem to meet the scheme that unleashes their megaton of potential.
Quick Hits: Ross, Sample Excited About Return to Washington
Sunday's game at Seattle will be a welcome homecoming for tight end Drew Sample and wide receiver John Ross. Ross and Sample spent their college years at the University of Washington, located in Seattle and six miles from CenturyLink Field.
Taylor-Made Takes: For Openers, Be Yourself
Bengals.com senior writer Geoff Hobson will sit down with head coach Zac Taylor every week for some quick Taylor-Made Takes off the last game and heading into the next one. Here are some of his thoughts on the verge of his first game as a head coach Sunday in Seattle.
Taylor's First Roster Is Young But Seasoned
It's always been a young man's game, as Paul Brown would say, but they're getting there faster and faster. The average age of Taylor's 53-man roster, given a few fractions as it gets finalized in the next 48 hours, is 25.2, more than a year younger than the group head coach Marvin Lewis put together for the 2003 opener in his first year. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that club that went 8-8 averaged 26.6 years old. Yet Taylor's guys are slightly more seasoned, averaging 4.09 NFL years of experience compared to the 3.9 of that '03 team.
A week-by-week look at the Bengals 2019 jersey schedule. Four different jerseys will be worn this season.
Bengals 2019 Uniform Schedule: Color Rush Dates Revealed
The Bengals will wear Color Rush jerseys twice this season: Week 4 at the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football and Week 8 against the Los Angeles Rams in London. This is the fourth year the Bengals have worn Color Rush jerseys, but the first time they have worn them twice in a season.
Other Noteworthy Items
- Check out photo galleries of the Bengals' 53-man roster, Bernard through the years and the best images of Wednesday's practice.
- Inside The GEICO Locker room with TE Tyler Eifert, DE Sam Hubbard, CB Dre Kirkpatrick and RB Joe Mixon.
- Fans wanting to customize their ticket experience will want to choose the Bengals 2-Game Pack. Packages start at just $80.
- In addition to finalizing the 53-man roster, the Bengals established their practice squad.
- Check out which area team was named the High School Football Spotlight, Fueled By Gatorade.